Top 10 Shower Gels For Men

*LAST UPDATED: 23/3/12.

In numerical order of supremacy, this list, compiled from customer feedback, popularity, innovation, ingredients, results, price and Ape to Gentleman’s testers displays the Top 10 Shower Gels For Men the male grooming world has to offer.

A good shower gel should lather well, smell fantastic (and last), be a good texture, last/ be concentrated, possess quality ingredients, easily dispensed and offer value for money. We expect a lot you say? As always, yes. And why not? Ape to Gentleman brings you their Top 10 shower gels for men, don’t settle for anything less.

1. Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Bodywash, 300ml for £18.00

No surprises here. A Molton Brown best seller and we can see why – an incredibly manly scent, with a rich lather. Popular amongst many men and the victor of countless awards. £18.00 for 300ml is more than reasonable when you consider it has a concentrated formula which lasts a long, long time. Our number 1 by a distance.

Read Ape to Gentleman’s full review here.

Available from nivenandjoshua.com

2. retaW Body Wash – Fragrance Shampoo for Body and Soul, 300ml for £25.00
Anything with, “a fragrance for your body and soul” in the product description captures our attention. Combine this with the richest lather you’ve ever seen, special scent, concentrated organic ingredients and you get an incredible ‘Fragrance Shampoo’ aka shower gel.

From www.retaw-tokyo.com and select e-retailers around the world.

3. Korres Juniper and Rum Shower Gel, 250ml for £7.00
Korres shower gels are all superb, with natural ingredients, rich concentrated lather and a steal at £7.00. Our favourite is Juniper and Rum, a delicious scent packed full of rich, warm tones.

Available from www.nivenandjoshua.com

4. Chanel Allure Homme Hair and Body Wash 200ml for £22.50
I’m never normally keen on fragrance related shower gels, they seem more like an after thought. However, the Chanel Allure version is packed full of the classic Allure scent, it lathers superbly and lasts for ages.

Available from www.boots.com

5. Cowshed Bullocks Bracing Body Wash, 300ml for £16.00
“No Parabens, No Petrochemicals, No Sulphates, No Artificial Colours, Suitable for Vegetarians” – this might not mean much to you but trust me, it’s a good thing. The Cowshed offering from the Soho House group could lather a bit better; it stays creamy rather than foamy (you might prefer this?). The scent is great, very manly and finally I really like the name and bottle design.

Available from www.nivenandjoshua.com

6. Kiehl’s Pour Homme Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser, 250ml for £14.50
A masculine smelling shower gel from Manhattan’s oldest pharmacy (now part of L’Oreal). A rich texture producing a generous lather.

Available from www.kiehls.com

7. Bulldog Lemon and Bergamot Shower Gel, 200ml for £3.49
Right at the budget end, Bulldog comes storming in with their Lemon and Bergamot offering. It might not lather quite as well as others in this list but it puts up a sterling fight. Smells great and at £3.49 beats it’s supermarket shelf competitors. No nasty ingredients here either.

Available from www.nivenandjoshua.com

8. Biotherm Aqua-Fitness Shower Gel, 200ml for £16.00
Perhaps the worst lathering shower gel in this list but the smell is thoroughly refreshing, perfect after the gym or sport – leaves you feeling really clean.

Available from www.boots.com

9. Rituals Shower Foam, 200ml for £6.50
This unique gel-to-foam technology squeezed into a wet hand transforms into a rich lathering foam. Available in a host of exotic scents, this very affordable shower foam is a delight, think Tom Ford for Foamburst!

Available from www.nivenandjoshua.com

10. Geo. F. Trumper Shower Gel, 200ml for £13.30
All Trumpers products are fantastic, particularly the Shaving Creams as are their hair and body washes which lather beautifully and are available in various Trumper scents. Our favourite is Spanish Leather.

Available from www.trumpers.com